One of the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, the Marriage Service is rich with biblical imagery,
prayer, and symbol. Because the ceremony is attended by Orthodox and non-Orthodox who may not
be aware of the significance of the actions, this text has been prepared. It can be used as the basis for
a program booklet distributed at the ceremony. There are a few spots for customization, such as
including the names of the bride and the groom. The text can be edited easily to fit the program.
Other possible additions to a program include the names of the bridal party, the family members,
the clergy celebrating the ceremony, locations of receptions, and a personal note from the couple.
A Webinar from May 20, 2020 covering Tips & Strategies for honoring graduates and holding virtual summer faith-building programs, presented by Angeliki Constantine, Educational Ministry Specialist, Dept. of Religious Education; and Natalia Tzobanaki and Despina Lachanaris, Creators of OrthodoxPebbles.com.
Department of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
March 1, 2020
The task of producing a single statement of the social doctrine of the Orthodox Church is of its nature a complicated, not to say contentious, undertaking. The Orthodox Church operates within a vast variety of cultural and historical contexts, each with its own social and political concerns and traditions. The Church regards its social teaching as nothing other than a faithful transcription of the moral teachings of the gospel into the language of public ethics and policy, and insists that every Orthodox Christian is called to live in the world as a faithful disciple of Christ, called to fellowship with the whole communion of saints.
Hellenic Culture and Philosophy Event: “Sing to the Lord a New Song: The Three Hierarchs and the Theology of Music” a lecture by the V. Rev. Dr. Maximos Constas, Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology